Malaria Antigen or Rapid Card is ordered in cases of malaria
Rapid diagnostic tests may be used instead of blood smears. These tests detect malaria antigens (proteins) in a sample of a person's blood (usually taken with a finger stick), and indicate a positive result by a colour change on the testing strip. They are sometimes called 'dipstick' tests.
It helps us to confirm as well as identify species of the malaria.